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MPhil Economics

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The Master of Philosophy, Economics is designed to prepare students to be scholars, to develop the students’ capacities to understand issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge and to make significant contributions to knowledge.

Start Date

September or January entry

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Entry requirements

Masters programme

Fee Per Session

₦ 1,200,000

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The Master of Philosophy, Economics is designed to prepare students to be scholars, to develop the students’ capacities to understand issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge and to make significant contributions to knowledge. The program’s overall educational goals are to provide advanced training in Economics Research, to develop new knowledge in science, and to disseminate the knowledge gained through the appropriate channel. These educational objectives can be itemized as follows:

  1. Produce competent researchers in Economics who can communicate new and innovative research findings to scientists and engineers worldwide,
  2. Train Economists who are well versed in the general body of knowledge in the profession,
  3. Produce researchers with specialized knowledge in Economics and
  4. Increase the number of specialists in Economics needed for nation building.
  5. Provide innovative solutions to issues for increased economic prosperity and growth.

In order to achieve these aims and objectives, the major areas of focus offered by the department are:

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Research Methods (Qualitative)
  • Research Methods (Quantitative)
  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Public Sector Economics

COURSE SUMMARY

You will study the following modules:

You will study the following modules:

Year 1

First Semester

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Research Methods (Qualitative)
  • Development Economics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • International Economics
  • (Additional Courses for Non-Economic Related Students)
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • History and Structure of Nigerian Economy

Second Semester

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Research Methods (Advanced Econometrics)
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Seminar
  • (Additional Courses for Non-Economic Related Students)
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics

Year 2

First Semester

  • Thesis I

Second Semester

  • Thesis II

This course will produce students with the ability to understand Taxation and Fiscal Policies in Nigeria and to make meaningful contribution to the development of Nigeria and communities. They will also acquire appropriate research skills and knowledge.

Lecturer at Nile University

COURSE INFORMATION

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Entry Requirements

A.   All candidates must have five credit passes including English and Mathematics at the O‟ Level, as basic requirement.

B.    Candidates with bachelor’s degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of Second-Class Lower division.

C.   All candidates must have attained a satisfactory level of performance in the university’s admission test and interview.

D.   M.Phil. candidates should possess at least a second-class upper degree at the B.Sc.  level and a good M.Sc. degree in the relevant discipline from recognized Universities. The M.Sc. must be of the standard specified in the Regulations Governing higher Degree and Diplomas. The Nile M.Phil. programme is intended for candidate wishing to do postgraduate research in Economics. Candidates are expected to take and pass a first-year course work of at least 36 units taken from the 800 level courses.

E.    Audit Courses: candidates from non-related economic background must have a good M.Sc. degree and when admitted into the programme, must take certain Postgraduate Diploma courses as prescribed in the curriculum, in addition to the regular M.Phil. Economics courses.

How will I be taught?

The students will be taught using the following methods: Lectures, seminars, group work, tutorial and presentations. Through these methods of teaching, the students will be well grounded in public sector knowledge and policy/decision making in the public sector.

Career support

Career options cover the breadth of economic activity. For example, graduates work as Financial Analysts, Economists, Stockbrokers, Market Researchers and Investment Analysts.


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